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[texts][Contredanses; description des figures, plan des figures]
This is a bound collection of over eighty-five late eighteenth-century contredanses and contredanse variants such as contredanse francaise; contredanse allemande; and contredanse anglaise, each choreographed by well-known dancing masters and dancers including Philip Desnoyers, Marie Allard, Landrin, and Denis. Each contredanse consists of a title page, a page for description of the figures, another for the floor plan, and a fourth page for the music...
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[texts]Metodicheskoe rukovodstvo k obucheniiu tantsam v sredne-uchebnykh zavedeniiakh : s prilozheniem rukovodstva dlia dirizherov s 157-iu figurami dlia kadrilia, mazurki, val'sa, pol'ki i kotil'ona : posobie dlia uchitelei tantsev v kadetskikh korpusakh / sost
This is an important Russian manual describing social dance practices including descriptions of the basic movements and positions used in ballroom dance and various dance types including the polka, waltz, and mazurka. The book incorporates a discussion of the dance instruction in athletic programs and for young men in military academies. Numerous photographs enhance the manual.
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[texts]A Solemn warning to dancers.
New York : N. Bangs and J. Emory for the Tract Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, [between 1824 and 1832]
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[texts]Samouchitel' modnykh bal'nykh i kharakternykh tantsev.
Translated as "Self-tutor of fashionable social and characteristic dances," this is an important Russian-language manual that describes the role of social dance, the importance of proper bearing, bows, introductions, and etiquette. Many of the same are the same as those performed in the ballrooms of western Europe, such as the waltz, quadrille, polonaise, polka, pas de patinier. Other dances are more interesting--the mazurka, pas de'Espagne, Hongroise, csárdas, and kamarinskaya...
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[texts]La danse. Comment on dansait, comment on danse. Technique de Mme Berthe Bernay ... notation musicale de MM. Francis Casadesus et Jules Maugué. Illustrations de M. Valvérane.
This manual is an extensive history of dance that incorporates many countries, cultures, and periods including Chinese, Hindu, Egyptian, Greek, ancient Gaul, European Renaissance, and Baroque. The manual also covers popular culture, peasant dance, and "foreign dance." The perspective of this manual is clearly nineteenth century, with little emphasis on historical fact. The point of view is clearly western, and this is evident in the music examples that accompany almost every country or culture's...
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[texts]The ball-room manual of contra dances and social cotillons, with remarks on quadrilles and Spanish dance.
The publisher of this tiny manual (called a "vest pocket edition") notes that of the many books available to the dancing public, few contain "the good old contra dances of our ancestors." To remedy the situation, the manual gives figures for fifty-six English country dances, group dances consisting of figures performed by a column of men facing a column of women.
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[texts]The Ball-room instructer [!]; containing a complete description of cotillons and other popular dances ...
This manual, small enough to fit into a pocket, declares it contains "all the information which is interesting to the world of dancing" [p. 5]. In fact, like many nineteenth-century dance manuals, the text is heavily borrowed from numerous sources and compiled by a publisher. Its format is common for this type of manual and it begins with a discussion on etiquette followed by description of quadrilles--popular group dances performed by four couples facing in a square...
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[texts]Dick's quadrille call-book, and ball-room prompter ... To which is added a sensible guide to etiquette and proper deportment in the ball and assembly room, besides seventy pages of dance music for the piano.
This is a compilation by Dick and Fitzgerald of previously published sources on ballroom dance. Although advertised as a ballroom prompter, only one page is devoted to calling figures in a quadrille. The book contains rudimentary etiquette advice and dance instructions for numerous dances including the grand march, quadrilles, contradances such as "Virginia Reel," "Pop Goes the Weasel," "Spanish Dance," and "Sicilian Circle." Also described are various round dances such as the polka, polka redow...
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[texts]Jig, clog, and breakdown dancing made easy, with sketches of noted jig dancers.
This book begins with a brief history of jig dancing and provides a chronology of jig and clog dancers from famed African-American dance Master Juba to Johnny Diamond and Dick Pelham. The manual also describes twenty steps including "heel and toe step," "shuffle,""clog break," and "plantation breakdown.
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[texts]The ball-room monitor; or, Guide to the learner; containing the most complete sets of quadrilles ever published.
Like many other nineteenth-century dance manuals, much of the material in The Ball-room monitor is not original but is borrowed from previously published sources. The manual, which would fit into a pocket, contains information on quadrilles (called cotillions by Brooks), waltz, polka, redowa, and schottisch. Additionally, the manual contains numerous variety quadrilles--polka quadrilles, schottisch quadrilles, Polaca quadrilles, Varsoviana quadrilles, and a mazurka quadrille.
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[texts]Assistant for A. Dodworth's pupils.
This small, pocketsize manual was intended for the students of well-known New York dancing master and composer Allen Dodworth. The manual states the rules for classes, gives Dodworth's qualifications as a teacher, and covers manners and etiquette. This edition expands on the 1873 edition by providing more information on the waltz and the cotillon or German, for which eighty-nine figures are presented.
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[texts]Manuel du cotillon.
This late nineteenth-century manual is devoted to description of the popular parlor game, the German (also known as the cotillon). Every page of the manual has an advertisement for Au Paradis des Enfants in Paris, a shop that sold party accessories for the cotillon, including tambourines for the leader, ball cards, hair ornaments, decorations, roulette wheels, and paper lanterns.
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[texts]Prof. Clendenen's fashionable quadrille book and guide to etiquette.
Quoting extensively from L.H. Elmwell's 1892 dance manual, this treatise is aimed at prompters of quadrilles. The Manual includes a brief explanation of quadrille figures and etiquette (with emphasis on etiquette while performing quadrilles). Quadrille figures are included with appropriate calls for the prompter.
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[texts]Roberts' manual of fashionable dancing and vade mecum for the ball-room; containing a review and full description of all the modern dances, &c.
Like many European and North American manuals of the nineteenth century, this Australian version is acknowledged by the publisher to be a compilation of other writer's work. To enhance the book's marketability, the author states that many "who have left the colonies for London, Paris, and other continental cities" have admirably acquitted and distinguished themselves. The book describes quadrilles and waltzes as well as dances popular in the 1840s such as the "Cellarius Waltz.
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[texts]Elegantní tanecník / dle rozlicných pramenu upravila Anna Lorenzová.
This diminutive manual, written in Czech, contains descriptions of popular ballroom dances including the polka, mazurka, waltz, quadrille, and polonaise. Lorenzová demonstrates that late nineteenth-century ballroom traditions were similar throughout western and eastern Europe.
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[texts]The princess : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters.
This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c.1720) to music composed by James Paisible (died 1721). A triple meter dance of nine couplets, the meter changes to 6/4 at the commencement of the fifth couplet. The dance notation system, first published by dancing master Raoul-Auger Feuillet (1659 or 1660-1710), is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance...
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[texts]Cartier's practical illustrated waltz instructor, ball room guide, and call book. Giving ample directions for dancing every kind of square and round dances, together with cotillons--including the newest and most popular figures of "the german.
This is a compilation of previously published materials on the subject of nineteenth-century ballroom dance. Some of the dance descriptions represent popular favorites from decades past, such as the polka and schottisch. Other dance descriptions, including the Newport, racquet, and society waltz, were popular during the 1880s.
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[texts]Beadle's dime ball-room companion and guide to dancing. Comprising rules of etiquette, hints on private parties, toilettes for the ball-room, etc. Also, a synopsis of round and square dances, dictionary of French terms, etc.
This manual is typical of books that were assembled by publishers to be dissminated to a broad mass market. It is a compilation of many treatises covering etiquette, dress and demeanor, and describes the popular ballroom dances of the era--quadrille, waltz, schottisch, and polka.
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[texts]The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances, with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin. The 10th ed. corrected; with addition of several new dances and tunes never before printed.
Originally published in 1650 under the title of The English dancing master, this work went through numerous editions from 1652 to 1728. Compiled by John Playford (1623-1687), a publisher of music books, the treatise is considered an important work on English country dances, a form of dance where couples perform a series of set patterns. In this tenth edition, Henry Playford notes that he has made corrections and added several new dances and tunes...
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[texts]The way to dance. A book which teaches the art of dancing without a master.
This manual sought to teach the art of dance to those who could not "avail himself or herself of a professional teacher." In its description of general conduct, the author notes that etiquette is nothing more than self-denial. As the work is aimed at the untutored, ten pages are devoted to the primary positions of the feet. The manual describes the grand march, quadrilles, and round dances.
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[texts]Constitution of the Va. Polytechnic Institute German Club.
This revised constitution lists the objectives of a club organized to hold dances that consisted solely of the German, a popular parlor game wherein the participants performed a series of party games to music. The constitution lists the duties of the officers and standing committees, which included committees for refreshments, invitations, reception, and music. Part of the constitution noted that "no member of the Club shall drink any intoxicating liquor within twenty-four hours immediately prec...
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[texts]How to lead the german.
Devoted entirely to the performance of the German, a popular group dance that consisted of figures or party games. The manual provides instructions for the leader and appropriate etiquette for guests, who are admonished to pay attention to the leader, but, at the same time are warned against "a too dignified deportment," considered disastrous to the general "gratification." Directions for one hundred sixteen figures are given.
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[texts]Leaflets of the ball room. Being a sketch of the polka quadrilles, the Baden, mazurka figures &c. &c. to which is appended the music of the celebrated redowa waltz, now first published in the United States.
Compiled by a publisher and small enough to fit into a pocket, this manual gives directions for polka quadrilles, mazurka quadrilles, and "The New Redowa," all "as taught by Mr. Durang and daughter." Other dances include a waltz cotillion, gallopade quadrille, and Spanish Dance.
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[texts]The ball-room guide. With coloured plates.
Like many other nineteenth-century dance manuals, much of the material in The ball-room guide is not original but borrowed from other sources. The manual opens with discussion on the arrangements for balls, appropriate dress for ladies and gentlemen, and thirteen pages of etiquette. Various dances are described including quadrilles, the waltz, varsoviana, polka and three group dances, "The Spanish Dance," "Tempête," and "Sir Roger de Coverly." The manual concludes with a glossary of terminology...
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[texts]Assistant for A. Dodworth's pupils.
This small, pocketsize manual was intended for the students of well-known New York dancing master and composer Allen Dodworth. The manual states the rules for classes, gives Dodworth's qualifications as a teacher, and describes appropriate manners and etiquette. Dances include the quadrille and the popular parlor game known as the German as well as a section on how to dance the "Boston," a waltz variation...
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[texts]An account of the trial of social dance.
The author of this work claims to be pastor of the Reformed Churches of Marbletown and North Marbletown as well as a lawyer. In this manual, Davis takes a novel approach in preaching his antidance position, which he calls "The Trial of Social Dance ... The only King and Potentate, Jesus Christ vs. Social Dance." The jury for this "trial" is composed of "The Public Conscience." "Witnesses" include Mr...
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[texts]The perfect art of modern dancing ...
This manual, part of a series that included such publications as The perfect art of canning and preserving and Nursing and nourishment for invalids, was directly marketed to women. It begins by discussing the suitability of teaching dance to children. The author suggests that dance is good for health and deportment and lessons should commence at age five. Various dances are described including quadrilles, contra dances, round dances, and the German (also known as the cotillon)
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[texts]Cartier and Baron's practical illustrated waltz instructor, ball room guide, and call book. Giving ample directions for dancing every kind of square and round dances, together with cotillons--including the newest and most popular figures of "the german.
The author of this manual claims that many books on dance lack simple explanations; this work is advertised as an answer to that criticism. The author has dispensed with "all unnecessary verbiage and figures of speech" in describing round dances and figures for the German (also know as the cotillon). Nearly half the book is devoted to quadrilles and calls for the prompter.
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[texts]Ball-room dancing without a master, and complete guide to the etiquette, toilet, dress and management of the ball-room; with all the principal dances in popular use.
This manual suggests that anyone can learn to dance without the aid of a teacher and, after providing a short discussion on organizing balls, appropriate dress, and etiquette, the book focuses on the popular ballroom dances of the era--quadrilles, polka, schottisch, polka mazurka, and varsoviana. This "do it yourself mentality was common during the late nineteenth century and this particular dance manual was reissued in 1876 under the title Offenbach's dancing without a master.
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[texts]The dancer's guide and ball-room companion.
This manual is a compilation of previously published materials. The guide begins with a brief description of the necessary arrangements for a ball, appropriate dress for men and women, and ballroom etiquette. The work continues with dances such as the quadrille, waltz, varsoviana, polka, schottisch, "Cellarius Waltz," and dances for larger groups of dancers--"Spanish Dance," "La Tempete," and "Sir Roger de Coverley.
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[texts]The prompter's own book; or, Rowe's calls for the ball room. Contains all the latest and best calls necessary for an all night party ...
Foreshadowing the growing trend of late nineteenth-century dance manuals to reduce discussion on etiquette, Rowe's treatise contains absolutely no information on the subject but begins directly with information on the quadrille. This book advertised for 25 cents, is far less extensive than most published during the 1870s.
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[texts]The dancing-master; or, Directions for dancing countrydances, with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin. Vol. the 2d. The 4th ed., containing 360 of the choicest old and new tunes now used at court, and other publick places. The whole work rev.
Originally published in 1651 under the title of The English dancing master, the work went through numerous editions from 1652 to 1728. Compiled by John Playford (1623-1687), a publisher of music books, the treatise is consider an important work on English country dances, a form of dance where couples perform a series of set patterns. The work utilizes a rudimentary dance notation and page one of the treatise is devoted to an explanation of the symbols...
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[texts]Potpourri françois des contre-danse ancienne tel quil se danse chez la Reine ...
This is a collection of twelve contredanses, figure-dances performed by four couples and popular during the last half of the eighteenth century. Unlike other published accounts that describe a single figure for each dance, all the dances in this collection contain a series of figures, demonstrating a closer relationship with nineteenth-century quadrilles. Although this collection contains no floor patterns, the figures for each dance are desbribed in text and appropriate music is provided.
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[texts]The prompter: containing full descriptions of all the quadrilles, figures of the german cotillon, etc. Designed for the assistance of the pupils of Wm. B. De Garmo ...
Like many other nineteenth-century dance manuals, much of the material in The prompter comes from previously published materials. The treatise opens with a brief discussion of etiquette and continues with figures for quadrilles. Additionally, the manual discusses "Le quadrille Français," De Garmo's terminology for English country dances, and gives eighty-seven figures for the cotillon, a popular group dance that takes the form of a series of party games.
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[texts]Arte de danzar a la francesa, adornado con quarenta figuras, que enseñan el modo de hacer todos los diferentes passos de la danza del minuete, con todas sus reglas, y de conducir los brazos en cada passo: y en quatro figuras, el modo de danzar los
Published in 1758 by engraver, writer, and translator Minguet é Irol, this manual incorporates sections of Raoul-Feuillet's Choreographie (Paris, 1700) and Pierre Rameau's Le Maître de danser (Paris, 1725), although neither author is credited. Part one describes feet positions, the manner of managing one's hat, and provides a large vocabulary of steps used in eighteenth-century dance technique. Part two includes dances by Feuillet and French dancer and choreographer, Guillaume-Louis Pecour...
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[texts]Unique dancing call book ...
This unique document contains the prompter's calls for twenty-eight dances. The calls themselves are printed in large type, making them easier to read. No dance instructions are provided.
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[texts]Tratado dos principaes fundamentos da dança, obra muito util, naõ sómente para esta mocidade, que quer aprender a dançar bem, mais ainda para as pessoas honestas, e polidas, as quaes ensina as regras para bem andar, saudar, e f
Portuguese dancing master Bonem's manual borrows from the work of contemporary French sources, including dancing masters Guillaume-Louis Pecour and Pierre Rameau. The manual's fourteen chapters focus on dance in the court of Louis XIV and include discussion on feet positions, bows appropriate for various occasions, and the steps and arm positions for the minuet.
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[texts]The Northumberland : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters.
This ballroom dance for one couple in eight couplets, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-1720) to music composed by James Paisible (died 1721). The dance notation system, firt published by dancing master Raoul-Auger Feuillet (1659 or 1660-1710), is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance. Additionally, bar lines in the dance score correspond to bar lines in the music score...
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[texts]Asa Willcox's book of figures, 1793; multigraphed from a manuscript in the possession of the Newberry library.
Based on an original manuscript published in 1793 and located in Chicago's Newberry Library, the editor of this modern version notes that the "spelling, capitalization, punctuation and underlining of the original have been scrupulosly followed, occasionally at the expense of clearness" (pg. ii). The manuscript contains one- or two-sentence descriptions of figures for thirty-eight country dances (dances that consisted of a series of figures and danced by a column of men facing a column of women).
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[texts]Masquerades, tableaux and drills ...
This manual provides step-by-step instructions, augmented by numerous illustrations, for giving masquerades, conducting tableaux, and creating "fancy drills." Costumes, hair styles, and accessories are included for Calico and Martha Washington balls, Joan of Arc, a football player, Beau Brummel, and a shepherdess. Additionally, the manual provides suggestions for tableaux scenes and living pictures ("pose plastique").
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[texts]The modern dance and what shall take its place.
This manual consists of a sermon presented at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, on 13 February 1921 in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. This antidance work argues that dance is injurious to the health, is usually accompanied by drinking alcohol, and forces young men to stray from serious reflection and prayer. Typical of this genre of literature, the book contains testimonials from numerous denominations including the Roman Catholic Church, Episcopal Church, Baptist Church, Presbyterian Church, and the Me...
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[texts]Prima, e seconda memoria per servire alla istoria del ballo degli antichi, del signor Burette. n
In this history of dance, Burette (1665-1747) presents an extensive discussion on Greek and Roman dance, basing his information on literary references such as the Iliad and authors such as Lucian. Included in the discussion are tragic and serious ballet, satire, and pantomime. While this text illuminates the importance of Greek and Roman influence on the arts of the mid-eighteenth century, modern dance scholars will find many interpretive and factual errors.
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[texts]The pocket ball-room prompter ...
This small, pocketsiz manual is attributed to American in-ventor Elias Howe; however, a publisher assembled it. Even though the manual itself is small in size, it manages to pack in a thorough discussion of etiquette of the ballroom and supper room, a discussion on the differences betwn public balls an private parties, and how to call quadrilles or cotillons. Descriptions are included for numerous dances including the polka, waltz, schottisch, quadrille, and contra dance.
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[texts]How to dance. A complete ball-room and party guide. Containing all the latest figures, together with old-fashioned and contra dances now in general use. Also, a guide to ballroom etiquette, toilets, and general useful information for dancers.
Designed for people, who never learned to dance either because of bashfulness or lack of time or money, this manual covers the bare necessities of dress, introductions, and general etiquette. Descriptions are also provided for quadrilles, schottisch, polka, redowa, waltz, several country dances. The manual concludes with rules for the supper room and advice to waltzers.
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[texts]Observations sur les danses.
An antidance treatise, the argument presented by the anonymous author is based on the idea that dancing is inconsistent with teachings in the Scripture, specifically the Ten Commandments. For example, just as the golden calf represented idolatry, the author argues that pleasure derived from dance is also idolatry, thus breaking the First Commandment. Similar arguments are made for all but the Second Commandment.
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[texts]The public dance halls of Chicago.
This is a revised edition of a work based on an investigation done in 1910 regarding the conditions of public dance halls in Chicago. Bowen's complaints included the late hours, too much liquor, and the general behavior of men noting, "... men wear their hats; they all smoke and expectorate freely." She also suggests the waiters and other employees provide information on the location of "disreputable lodging houses," and delivers condemnation against masquerade and fancy dress balls because many...
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[texts]Rinnce na h-Éireann : a simplified work on the performance of the dances of Ireland.
First published in 1902, the work was suggested by a member of the New York Philo-Celtic Society. The discusion includes music, steps, and instructions for reels, "High Caul Cap, four-hand jig, and Rinnce Fada.
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[texts]Prof. M. J. Koncen's quadrille call book and ball room guide ...
This manual is a compilation of previously published materials and includes standard advice on etiquette and dress. Dances include the grand march, quadrilles, and numerous round dances such as the waltz, glide waltz,Boston dip, society waltz, knickerbocker waltz, and the Newport. The popular series of party games called the German (also known as the cotillon) is given sixty-eight figures and other group dances include the "Virginia Reel.
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[texts]The royall : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day ...
This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c.1720) to music composed by James Paisible (died 1721). The eleven couplet dance begins in triple meter and changes to a hornpipe on the fifth couplet. The dance notation system, first published by dancing master Raoul-Auger Feuillet (1659 or 1660-1710), is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance...
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Downloads: 131
[texts]Coulon's hand-book; containing all the last new and fashionable dances ... - Coulon ...
This is the third edition of Coulon's manual and describes dances popular during the 1840s. Typical of many nineteenth-century ballroom manuals, much of the material is borrowed from other contemporary sources. It is not known whether or not famed French dancing master Eugène Coulon contributed to the work. Small enough to fit into a pocket, the manual begins with a discussion of the polka and includes directions for various ballroom dances including the mazurka quadrille, polka mazurka, schott...
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Downloads: 442
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